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5 reasons to choose Homestay when studying in Birmingham

Jonathan Wilkins


February 11, 2019
Here at Warm Welcome we believe homestay accommodation is the best choice for students starting out on their education careers in Birmingham. Staying with a host family allows you to experience British culture first hand and most importantly practise and improve your English language skills. It may well be one of your most enjoyable University experiences. It's an excellent option for international students on the ERASMUS programme too. If you’re wondering why you should choose homestay, read on…

1 – Immerse yourself in your new culture

When you choose homestay over student residences you really get to know the place. Living with a host family allows you to truly live and breathe your new city. Our hosts will provide you with all the local knowledge you need to help you settle in quickly and comfortably.

2 - Value for money

Looking for accommodation for a few weeks or months whilst on a short-term English language course can be difficult to organise from your home country. Monthly rentals can be hard to secure without proper documentation, deposits can be high and references difficult to arrange. With Warm Welcome there is no deposit to pay and a 4-week payment plan option with meals or no meals included can help spread the cost. When you compare the cost with private rental or Airbnb, Warm Welcome homestay provides excellent value for your money.

Afternoon tea in Stratford Upon Avon on a Birmingham homestay
Visiting student/guests enjoying Afternoon Tea with their host

3 - Share a meal

Most hosts provide breakfast and evening meal as part of the package and sitting down together to eat a meal each evening offers you the perfect opportunity to sample the local food and brush up on your English language skills. You can offer to make dinner for your host one evening and introduce them to your home cooking. People truly bond over food!

4 – Beat the homesickness

Moving to a new college or university can be a daunting experience. You’ll be in unfamiliar territory and missing family and friends especially if it’s your first time away from home. Combat homesickness with a homestay and you’ll be home from home straightaway. Your host family will be there to welcome you and help answer all the questions you’ll have – the best way to get to school, where to shop, places to visit and things to do…

5 – Choice

Warm Welcome Homestays has an amazing choice of hosts in fantastic homes across Birmingham from Mike in Moseley to Shazeha in Sutton Coldfield, we'll help find the right homestay for you.

Jonathan Wilkins

Founder and Managing Director of Warm Welcome Homestays - Birmingham born and bred, English Language Teacher and long track-record of working with students, homestay hosts and language schools in the UK and overseas, including living and working in Asia for a number of years.

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